Kenyan police shot dead three men suspected of planning militant attacks in the coastal city of Mombasa on Tuesday (Oct 1), ahead of national day celebrations to be hosted in the city this month, according to a senior official.
The suspects were killed in a raid on a house in Majengo Mapya, a suburb in the city’s south, said Paul Leting, director of criminal investigations in the coast region. Seven other suspects were detained.
“That house was a hideout for planning attacks and other criminal activities,” Leting told journalists at a press conference in Mombasa.
Weapons including a grenade, 1,700 rounds of ammunition, a rifle and 15 pistol holders were seized in the raid, Leting said. Police also recovered two bullet-proof jackets, Quran journals, police and military uniforms, military face masks, eight machetes and gun oil from the suspects’ hideout.